Bombers Kill Dozens In Uganda

Debris outside the bombed Ugandan restaurant.

Damaged chairs and tables amongst the debris strewn outside the restaurant "Ethiopian village" in Kampala, Uganda. Marc Hofer/AP hide caption

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At least 64 people died when two separate bombs exploded in Kampala at a rugby club and at an Ethiopian restaurant.  Patrons were watching the World Cup soccer final between Spain and the Netherlands.  One American died and several are hurt.  A US based human rights group, Invisible Children, says the slain American was staffer Nate Henn.  Ugandan officials suspect an al-Qaeda affiliated terror group in Somalia, al-Shabab, is responsible.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attack.


The energy company is installing a new device to collect the gushing oil from the blown well in the Gulf of Mexico.  But as NPR's Richard Harris reported for Newscast,

Things will actually get worse before they can get better with this plan. Oil will flow unfettered out the top of the well for a number of days while BP works to install a new system for collecting it. BP can reduce that flow once it has installed a system that will draw oil out the side of the blowout preventer but the scene underwater is likely to look like an oil geyser for the next few days. Once the new system is in place, BP will use it to test the pressure of oil coming out of the well. The best possible news from that test would be that BP can simply shut the valves and stop oil flowing. But it's also likely they won't be able to do that.  So instead they'll attach more hoses to the well and bring the oil up to ships on the surface.

The government reports crews are linking up a third ship to take oil and 46 skimmers are near the site trying to collect it from the water.


Bob Sheppard

Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard pauses from his work in April, 2006.  JULIE JACOBSON/AP hide caption

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The Yankees' longtime public address announcer, Bob Sheppard, has passed away at the age of 99.  Beloved by all fans, Sheppard started the job in 1951 including introducing star Joe DiMaggio at his last appearance during the World Series.

Even Mickey Mantle said he got shivers up his spine whenever Sheppard called his name.  The Yankees observed a moment of silence before their game against the Seattle Mariners.  Shep



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